All horse people know what challenges the changing of the seasons brings: mud – and scratches for the horse.
Mud fever often starts in the goat pit and imperceptibly climbs upwards. Inflamed wounds are called striae. If it gets really bad, it can cause swelling and lymphangitis. The row on the horse is in an awkward place because the area is constantly moving and it can also be painful.
The rains and humidity make it possible for the horses to form a row. In Finland, it is unfortunately impossible to keep the nurseries dry all year round. It would therefore be advisable to avoid unnecessary washing of the feet and just gently brush away the callus. If the line has already appeared, then it is necessary to wash and dry the feet carefully every day. The rupee must not be torn off, and drying should be done by gently pressing. Sheep's wool mattresses are the absolute best help for row care. No other fats are needed when the lanolin contained in the wool cares for the skin and removes dandruff. Wool binds moisture, so your feet will definitely stay dry all night. Wool is antiseptic, and it prevents inflammation. VILLAge's wool mattresses have treated ringworm and goat infections with good results.
Wool should also be used preventively, because it strengthens the skin. Especially horses with pale sock feet are more prone to line. And if your horse has had a row, he's more likely to get it again. If the situation gets bad and the horse suffers from a row, talk to your veterinarian.
Prevention – best cure.